Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My New Big Ottoman (Plus Vet Update)

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Hello everyone, thanks once again for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today I really am thankful for my new big ottoman. I say mine, but most of us kitties do use it and Simon and I have even shared it. I’m no small kitty and you can see how much room I still have. It really is soft and comfy with oodles of room to stretch out.

Seal hasn’t taken a liking to the new big ottoman yet. She isn’t afraid of it, she just doesn’t linger here. She doe like to share the new big share chair with our Mom though. When the Mom is sitting in the new big share chair she goes bouncing right across the new big ottoman to get to Mom. She is a funny one!

VET UPDATE: I’m so thankful that so many of you keep sending me well wishes, I love you too. We got the results back on my pending labs/tests, etc. All is pretty much the same and I do have early Stage 2 CKD and it looks more and more like I have either IBD or Lymphoma. So, in order to try and find our for certain, if there is such a thing, I will be having an endoscopic biopsy on Thursday, September 2nd. We will get the results back about a week after that. Yes, I’ll paw out my Thankful Thursday post that day like I usually do.

So what are you thankful for today??? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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63 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My New Big Ottoman (Plus Vet Update)

  1. Anne M Robinson

    Fun new furnishings at your place. Yay! Praying for you and hoping all your tests are have good results. You just kick back and enjoy. HUGS across the miles to all of you.

  2. messymimi

    Lots of hugs to you, i pray for good results. We’re thankful the rain didn’t last too long.

  3. meowmeowmans

    We can see why you’re loving that ottoman time, Brian. Funny how Seal bounds over it to get to the share chair. 🙂

    We’ll keep right on purring and praying for some good test results, dear pal. We love you lots!

  4. Einstein

    That is a really fine ottoman Brian. I would love one at our house but Dads wheelie chair would Bump into it. We have been sending lots of purrs and prayers your way and hope things work out. Darn our kitty kidneys they give so many of us problems.

  5. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    That is a lovely ottoman, Brian. I am keeping you in my thoughts for good test results. My vet once told me that the average age for a cat used to be 10 years, but with modern medicine they can double that. He said that the problem is that the kidneys don’t keep up so need a helping hand.

  6. Teddy

    That is a FABULOUS ottoman for napping – you can roll around without worrying about falling off! We will hope for the very best outcome from your tests dear Brian….we will continue to send you POTP as long as you need it. Promise!

    Love, Teddy

  7. Zoolatry

    We sort of know that “whatever will be, will be”, and yet dear Brian, our paws are together that what will be in your doctor-vet’s reports will “be all good”. For that we’ll be most thankful, every day.

  8. Katie Isabella

    I’m thankful for you, Brian. I have to tell you that mom and I truly love all of you, and I also have to say that you have a place in our hearts, particularly. Ever since we read your story.

  9. Katie Isabella

    And Brian, thank you again for wearing your hate in your header picture. It would not be the same without you in your masculine -as-you-are hat~

  10. Purrseidon

    Oh meow is me, Brian dear furiend, an  endoscopic biopsy?!? That sounds alarming!!! I, for one don’t tolerate the thermometer, so I don’t think our v e t would ever dream of such a diagnostic procedure for me.,,, I hope whatever the problem is gets diagnosed and cured a s a p.

  11. Lucy and Xena

    Wow, we wish we had a new Otto Man. Our old one died and Dad took it to the Otto Man cemetery for a proper burial. Today we are going to be thankful in advance for the best possible diagnosis next week for you, Brian. XOX Xena and Lucy

  12. Ellen Pilch

    Brian, I am sorry you have to go through more tests. I am praying for you. Do you take any meds for nausea? Cerenia works great, if you are not on it, please have your dad ask for some. Thank you for hosting. XO

  13. Sandee

    It’s good that most of you love the new ottoman. That’s a good thing.

    Prayers continue that your test will have good results. Sometimes you get to the biopsy and find that you worried for nothing.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect and healthy Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

  14. lapaylor

    I hope the diagnosis is good news because it can be treated… enjoy the ottoman it looks nice and big

  15. Sue Brandes

    Sending prayers and purrs. That looks like a great place to lay. My kitties would love that.

  16. Catscue

    Brian, I’m glad you are home on your ottoman and getting comfy. We’re doubling up on our POTP and sending it your way sweet boy. Get better sweetie, you are very much loved in the world, please know that.

  17. A ShutterBug Explores

    More places to enjoy for you kitties ~ and sending lots of healing energy wishes ~ for the sweet fur person ~ Mom and Dad will help you I am sure ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. Lisa

    Wow! That is a big ottoman! Looks like there might be plenty of room for sharing. I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis and hope there might be therapies and treatments for it. Hope you have a purrfect weekend. X

  19. Leah

    The ottoman is a nice place for you to stretch out and you look good and comfy, Brian. The kitties and I are purring for you to have good results from your test next week and send POPT too.

  20. Cathy Kennedy


    Thanks for the update. Saying pawryers the least of these evils is the culprit for your unwellness. They say the body does its repair work while we sleep so get lots of catnaps on that new bed now! Hugs to you little furriend!

  21. Diane

    Senior cats and lymphoma, CKD and thyroid issues seem to be almost commonplace of course Brian’s early detection will hopefully lead to a positive biopsy results. Prayers for our Big Guy Brian.

  22. Annabelle

    That is a terrific ottoman for you to get a good nap on, and we will continue to purr for you and hope for the best possible test results.

  23. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood….st francis iz all wayz on de reddy….blessingz two ewe buddy….and ya noe, that ottoz man iz bigger than de food servizz gurlz car !!!

  24. Mickey's Musings

    That is a pawsome ottoman Brian and you look SO comfy on it too 🙂
    I will be sending positive vibes to you when you go for your test!!!
    Until then, just relax!!!
    Purrs, Julie  

  25. Mary McNeil

    Brian we continue sending you purrayers and POTP and to your furmily and humans too. We know from experience with our own Oscar that CKD has many ways to be treated and know your doctors will be doing their best for you.

  26. Jen

    First time here! =D I could see our cats stretching out on that ottoman! Praying and sending good vibes for the test results! Oh, and my Lil pic broke on the linky. Not sure how to fix that.

  27. The OP Pack

    Lookslike plenty of room on that big ottoman for you to have some company. We would love a big cushy spot like that.

    It sounds like you have a lot going on in that handsome body, Brian. We hope whatever the final verdict may be that it is manageable by meds and of course, lots of loving care from Mom and Dad. All paws crossed for you.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  28. Patricia

    You do look comfy on that big ottoman. Sorry that you have to have another test, but it is needed to find what needs to be done, to help you feel better. Keeping positive thoughts and prayers for you.

  29. Cathy Keisha

    You sure that’s not a day bed? It may be bigger than our sofa. Sending you healing purrz. I wish you wouldn’t have to go through that whole biopsy thing. Nothing good ever comes from those tests.

  30. Marv and Mom

    Hi Guys! That is one big ottoman! Brian it makes you look small! And I got to say we are purrraying the the new tests give you terrific results! Everyone has such terrific thankfuls!

  31. Jan K

    Wow, that IS a big ottoman! We are always thinking of you, Brian, and are hoping for the best possible results for your next round of tests. ♥

  32. foley monster and pocket

    You can’t have a big enough ottorman. I am sorry that you might be sick. We are sending you lots of prayers. You are a tough cat and we believe in you.

  33. Anne M Robinson

    My second blog will not cooperate here to leave a message. So hello again and now how much I enjoy seeing you all here. You get to feeling better and enjoy that new ottoman. I think you have a good vet who truly cares. Rare in the world today to have anyone care for us. Don’t woory, be happy. HUGS to all

  34. Caren

    Brian praying with all of my might that it isn’t lymphoma…….the biopsy isn’t invasive then, right? I am glad you have a non-invasive option. Sending tons of healing purrs and prayers……we are having something going on with Roary (started a few days ago, vomiting and loose stool)……some white dots showed up on his xray which the Vet actually wondered if it could be cat litter. He’s on an appetite stimulant and is eating…….needless to say I’m quite worried……he’s just barely a year old. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

  35. Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

    Brian dude, we’re sending mew oodles of healing purrs and hope that your procedure goes well this week, we will keep mew in our prayers. BTW we love your ottoman, it looks epically comfy. Today we’re thankful for full tummies, and furiends like mew ❤❤❤

  36. The Oceanside Animals

    Charlee: “We hope it’s not lymphoma! We don’t like words that ends in ‘-oma’!”
    Chaplin: “We will be keeping up the purrs for a good resolution from the vet!”
    Lulu: “And I’ll keep up the fluffy tail wags!”

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